VICE/In his first live appearance following his dramatic arrest on Monday, August 10, Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai had these words to say: “The show must go on.”

During a 40-minute Q&A session streamed to the Twitter account of his Apple Daily newspaper on Thursday, August 13, Lai became emotional as he spoke about continued activism.

“Hong Kong is a beautiful city,” he said, responding to a question in Cantonese. “It is important to protect it.”

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